I clicked on this video that a friend posted on Facebook, expecting it to be funny. Really, the only funny part was that in a week that I have been missing my mom like crazy, I clicked on a link that is about Melanoma.
My Mom had a mole removed when she was 27 years old. It was Melanoma. They thought they got it all.
It came back in a 4 inch tumor in her thigh bone when she was 47. They radiated it.
It metastasized to her thyroid. They radiated it.
It metastasized to her brain. They radiated it.
It metastasized to her lungs.
At 48, she died. 7 months from when they found the tumor in her leg.
I was 20. My sister, Katy, was 15.
So please, watch the video, check your skin, and above all else, wear sunscreen.
Love and miss you, Mom... every single day.